Anthony Williams

Player Recruitment 17-21 Stoke fc

  • Date Joined: 8th June 2016
A technically skilled Assistant Manager and experienced player recruitment / Talent ID professional who has built a successful track record in leading strategic team and player development since transitioning from a 16 year professional playing career.

Experienced in contributing across all areas of team management, with the capacity to assess team performance, design and deliver strategic training programmes, and provide a visible and positive influence throughout a club staff.

An engaging, supportive and highly organised individual who is keen to secure a challenging new position at an elite level in the game in order to make a tangible impact on player progression, team results and club success.
Anthony Williams


  • UEFA: A Licence

    A Licence

  • The Football Association: Youth Modules 1-3

    The Football Association
    Youth Modules 1-3

  • UEFA: B Licence

    B Licence

  • UEFA: Goalkeeping B Licence

    Goalkeeping B Licence

Career History

  • Bridgend College

    Bridgend College
    Football Academy Coordinator
    2015 – Present

  • Milton Keynes Dons FC

    Milton Keynes Dons FC
    Opposition Scout
    2015 – Present

  • Stoke City FC

    Stoke City FC
    Player Recruitment Scout (17 - 21 Age Group)
    2015 – Present

  • Football Association of Wales

    Football Association of Wales
    UEFA C Licence Coach Education Tutor
    2015 – Present

  • Leyton Orient FC

    Leyton Orient FC
    Opposition Scout
    2014 – 2014

  • Portsmouth FC

    Portsmouth FC
    Assistant Manager
    2013 – 2014

  • Crawley Town FC

    Crawley Town FC
    Assistant Manager
    2012 – 2013

  • Bury FC

    Bury FC
    Goalkeeper Coach
    2011 – 2012

  • Football Association of Wales

    Football Association of Wales
    Goalkeeper Coach
    2009 – 2012

  • Carlisle United FC

    Carlisle United FC
    Goalkeeper Coach / Player
    2005 – 2007

  • Grimsby Town FC

    Grimsby Town FC
    Goalkeeper Coach / Player
    2004 – 2005

Key Achievements

  • Helped guide Crawley Town to the highest league finish in the club’s history in 2012/13 - 10th in League One after achieving promotion the previous season - as well as reaching the third round of the FA Cup
  • Bury achieved a 14th place league finish in League One following their promotion winning season in 2010/11
  • Worked with FAW national U17, U19 & U21 squads - with the U19s qualifying for the 2011 UEFA Euro Championship elite stages (only losing out on goal difference) & the U21s winning their 2011 Euro Championship qualifying group (missed out on head-to-head)
  • Applied own experiences in the game to make a significant impact on the standards and techniques of each Centre of Excellence player - aged 8 to 16 - at Carlisle United and Grimsby Town

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